Playing by old rules

Thank you for the Oil & Gas Journal's courageous and insightful editorial of May 22, 2000, "A statement of value." The oil and gas industry spends a huge sum of corporate and trade group money in the halls of Congress, the state legislatures, and through political action committees, politely playing by the rules.Unfortunately for us, our industry's political detractors don't always play by the same rules or tactics. The polite political profile our industry effort creates for our antagonists is one of being a well-heeled, relatively small constituency, always ripe for the plucking...not unlike a conventional army in neatly starched uniforms, well organized in straight lines, p...

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